- distress call,
- distress flag,
- distress frequency,
- distress gun
Origin of distraught
Examples from the Web for distraught
Distraught, confused and ashamed, both men broke down in the courtroom, weeping like children and begging for forgiveness.
Distraught, she wrote her poem on the subway on the way to the event.Defying Stereotypes, Young Muslim Writers Find Community Onstage|Julianne Chiaet|October 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She was distraught and sad walking through a park on Long Island when she joined a drum circle on a whim.
Close was so distraught by the alteration that she initially refused to take part in the re-shoot.Return of the Bunny Boiler: Fatal Attraction’s World Stage Premiere|Nico Hines|March 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Greste was so distraught by the dog's medical troubles he delayed a trip home to Australia by a few days.
I have erred and am distraught in wretched and helpless ruin.The Argonautica|Apollonius Rhodius
I am distraught,” he saith, “and I am in anguish;66 my heart leaps forth from my bosom.The Teaching of Epictetus|Epictetus
She was so weary and distraught with the strain of nerves taut and vibrant with emotion, that she was by no means herself.The Bandbox|Louis Joseph Vance
Again the long beseeching look, as of a distraught, pleading animal.Sea and Sardinia|D. H. Lawrence
But now he wandered away like one distraught, and the stable boy knew that something was wrong.The Belton Estate|Anthony Trollope
Word Origin for distraught
late 14c., alteration (Englishing) of earlier distract (perhaps by association with other past participle forms in -ght, such as caught, bought, brought), mid-14c., past participle of distracten "derange the intellect of, drive mad" (see distract).